January 2018 Luncheon Notes

ABA January Luncheon                                              

Thursday, January 11th

In Attendance:  25

Called to Order by President Sally Fabre:    11:50

Introduction of Sally as President and thank you to Eric Squires, Becky Jarvis for re-starting it and to Karen Bolin for leading us.  Aloha continues to need a better mentorship outreach for our students.    

1- Introductions/Testimonial

  • G. Carlson – Carlson Law Group
  • L. Taylor –Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
  • R. Scheele – SCARS
  • M. Schmidt* – Schmidt and Yee
  • J. Sievert – Reedville Presbyterian
  • M. Farrell – Village Without Walls
  • H. Dickhous – Aloha resident
  • K. Harrington – Metro Council, Guest of Karen
  • E. Wordell – Washington County LUT
  • B.  Arkeson
  • D. Schouten – County Commissioner
  • M. Holcomb* – Holcomb Computers – Retired
  • P. Bransford – Washington County
  • D. Huish – Mt Olivet Church
  • K. Yarnell – Aloha High School
  • P. Rizzo – AHS Video Production Teacher
  • C. Lauren – AHS class of 71, Warrior Opportunity Fund Board Member
  • P. Miller – Westside Cruisers Car Club
  • T. McCampbell* – School to Career
  • B. Merritt* – Movement Mortgage
  • E. Uhing- Willamette West Habitat for Humanity
  • S. Fabre* – Agape Community Insurance

*ABA Board Member

2 – Board Report – Sally Fabre

  • ABA Board Meeting was held at Sally’s home last Saturday where she served the new board members breakfast and then discussed direction of ABA, Speakers, general planning for the year

3 – Committee Reports

A – Treasurer Report – Michael Holcomb

  • $500.36 Available in Bank, Cash Flow for December $200.00 In, $130.00 Out

B – Membership Report – Michael Holcomb

  • 2 Renewing Members, 69 Members Total
    • Renewing Members – Sally Fabre with Agape Community Insurance
    • Mike Appel – Miller Paint

C – Community Partnerships – Sally Fabre

D – Communications – Brian Merritt – Website clean up underway

E – Upcoming Meetings/Programs – Sally Fabre

  • March – Building Community,
  • April – AHS students -social media
  • Fall series on Social Media and how to use it

4 – Spotlight Speaker – Kenneth Yarnell – Aloha High School

  • Grit to Gold Happy 50th Birthday Aloha
  • 37th year in Education in Aloha
  • CTE is coming back, new CS Lab, Construction and Architecture Classroom improvements
  • Arts and Athletic Hallway Remodel Paint and Rebranding
  • Winter 2018 – Aloha Alum Jordan Thierry Doc Filmmaker will be teaching Film and visiting Social Studies Classes.  Public Showing on Tuesday Feb 13th.
  • Athletic Hall of Fame ”restart” Reception on February 16th (+PodCast)
  • Performing Arts Hall of Fame – Spring 2019
  • Distinguished Alumni Hall of Fame
  • May 26th. Aloha High School 50th Celebration

5- Guest Speaker – Commissioner Dick Schouten

  • 727 Square Miles Aloha and Community Space
  • 85% of area is outside UGB
  • Total Population 595,860
  • County Budget – Taxes, Licenses, charges for services, intergovernmental, Fines
  • Local Initiatives – Champions Park (1st Large Scale Community Park over 20 Acres) – 1st All abilities Field.  1.5 Million Capital Campaign.
  • Aloha Tomorrow – “Community Visioning, Safety, Mobility”
    • Look at renderings and plans for Aloha Tomorrow (focus on Alexander and 185th, vs TV Hwy and 185th
    • WC LUT looking at funds from their budget towards improving pedestrian (and other) safety and usability
    • Mixed Use Development?
    • 198th Improvements 3 Lanes (Farmington to TV Hwy) continuous sidewalks, fill in ditches and improve draining, and improve transit/bus stops
  • County wide Initiatives
    • Code Enforcement – Public Nuisance Ordinances
    • Aloha Library
    • THPRD
    • Affordable Housing – Multiple new builds in the works
    • Crisis Care – Hawthorn Walk In Center (mental health and addictions care) , Family Justice Center,
    • Current Election – Measure 101 (endorse a “Yes” vote)
  • Future Outlook
    • Board of Elections Vote (Dick endorses Kathryn Harrington)
  • Q & A –
    • Farmington – from Kinnaman to 209th eventually on the list for improvements.


6 – Announcements-

  • Tim Tebow Night to Shine event to take place at Westside Community Church on Feb. 9th
  • Leadercast May 4th Friday in Gresham


Next Meeting:  Thursday February 8th, 2018

2018 Tax Law Changes – Leon Taylor

2nd Thursday of every month, 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Peppermill Restaurant  

Please invite someone to join!

The ABA Board would like to thank

Schmidt and Yee and

Movement Mortgage

for hosting our Board Meetings.